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What is an 80% Lower Receiver? (2020)

Posted by 80-Lower on Jan 8th 2020

What is an 80% Lower Receiver? (2020)
The AR-15 remains one of the most popular weapons that shooters like to build. This allows builders to piece together an AR-15 with individual parts, essentially from scratch. Doing so starts with … read more

1911 80% Frames & Retail Parts Compatibility

Posted by 80-Lower on Nov 8th 2019

1911 80% Frames & Retail Parts Compatibility
You might've come here from our guide on  How to Build a 1911 with an 80% Frame. Or, maybe you're just here out of curiosity. Either way, this guide compares the 1911's "retail" or factory-s … read more

80% Lower Receivers Compared (2020)

Posted by 80-Lower on Nov 8th 2019

80% Lower Receivers Compared (2020)
The AR-15 market is utterly flooded with lower receivers: Billet and forged 80% lowers, ultralight polymer receivers, and unique or one-off lowers (like the AR9 or units from DPMS) that cater … read more

Can you shoulder an AR-15 pistol brace in 2020?

Posted by 80-Lower on Oct 31st 2019

Can you shoulder an AR-15 pistol brace in 2020?
For a little over two years, this question has sparked debate that rivaled the “ shoulder thing that goes up” debacle. At some point in 2014, AR-15 owners noticed that Sig Sauer introduced a “sta … read more